Lightroom: Adjust slider to allow more smooth sizing of Adjustment Brushes

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I'm using the Brushes a lot. Being able to erase/edit a GradFilter with a Brush is also a great improvement.. Nice, thanks!

However, I'd suggest that you improve the scale/Slider that defines the Brushes' size. I mean, I NEVER use a Brush size that is defined by a slider further than half of the scale... Actually, 90% of the brushes I use are within de lower 1/3 of the slider bar/scale.
It would be a good idea to give us more "space" on that slider for the smaller brushes, allowing a smoother/more accurate resizing. Which would also mean less RSI building up.. :-)

Thanks to consider it!

Regards,

Federico
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Yves Crausaz

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Une meilleur idée encore, utiliser les même raccourcis clavier pour gérer le diamètre et la dureté de la brosse comme dans Photoshop, sur Mac c'est : CTRL+OPT et déplacement vertical ou horizontal du curseuer, sur Win, ?

Et rendre l'utilisation du pinceau encore plus compatible avec le stylet Wacom, pointe = pinceau, côté opposé = gomme.

A better idea, using the same keyboard shortcuts to manage the diameter and hardness of the brush as in Photoshop, on Mac is: CTRL + OPT and vertical or horizontal movement of the curseuer, on Win,?

And make using the brush even more compatible with the Wacom pen, tip = brush, opposite side = eraser.
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Nice idea.... but if I may say.. it's not "better" in the sense that the scale would still be too large... By the way, the way you describe kind of exists, on laptops at least -> using two fingers, move up and down. I didn;t try yet on desktop, but the side bars /wheel of a Wacom might be doing the same job., when not having a trackpad.

It's indeed a work-around, but when working/setting things in the panel, I feel like changing the Brush size in there too... It['s not a killer, but it'd be a nice little improvement. (My two other requests - about density sampling and individual on/off toggle - are more of a must...).

Hopefully does Adobe read all this and work on it.
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Hello, avez-vous essayé sur PS avec le stylet de la Wacom en faisant ces gestes pour agrandir/réduire la taille du pinceau, ça fonctionne très bien, on est extrêmement précis et en plus ça obéi au facteur de zoom appliqué à l'image !

En plus il faut que ça fonctionne aussi pour la gomme et dans tous les cas où on utilise le pinceau !


Hello, have you tried on PS with the stylus of the Wacom making these gestures to enlarge / reduce the size of the brush, it works very well, it is extremely accurate and in addition it obeys the zoom factor applied to the image !

In addition it must work also for the eraser and in all cases where the brush is used!
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In LR there are FOUR (maybe more) ways everybody can use. 
  1. Use the slider by directly clicking on it
  2. Next to the slider is a window where you can enter a number
  3. Place your mouse between the slider and number you get a hand/finger with an arrow and you can left click and move the finger to change the number or move the slider position.
  4. Use the { BRACKET } keys to increase or decrease the size of the brush
  5. AND as a bonus if you use Shift+Bracket you can change the softness/hardness of your brush
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Sur Mac avec un magic mouse, en glissant le doigt sur la souris ça modifie le diamètre du pinceau, en pressant la touche MAJ, c'est la dureté qui change !

On Mac with a magic mouse, by sliding your finger on the mouse it modifies the diameter of the brush, by pressing the SHIFT key, it is the hardness that changes!
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Thanks all..!
I knew the 4-5 ways Jeff, and use them.
Nevertheless, the scale of the slider, when adjusting the size with it, remains an issue.
That's all what I wanted to point out to adobe. Regardless the work around..:-)
Again, it's not a really really downer, just a possible improvement.
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Frederico,
Sounds like what you are asking for is to have something like a "fine tip" slider brush scale of 0-15 (I picked 15 as that is the default brush size) and then a normal/large tip brush with scale 0-100.
I guess this could be done multiple ways:
 A) 2nd slider for fine tip (this is probably least desirable as it would require additional space in the UI that some may consider wasting screen space) Same goes for having a split scale giving more space to the "fine tip end" it would just make the problem shift to the other end of the scale for those that use larger brushes.
So these would be best choices:
 B) Press and hold ALT key and the slider scale changes to the "fine tip mode scale of 0-15"
 C) checkbox beside "Size" to lock the slider scale to fine tip mode
 D) combination of B & C


Yves,
My Wacom pen with Intous5 tablet works with brush as the tip and eraser at the other end or did I read your statement incorrectly? that it does not work for you? Check your Wacom settings. 

-bh
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Bruce, ça fonctionne pour le pinceau seul, mais ça ne fonctionne pas dans le cadre des modifications faites au pinceau dans le cadre des filtres dégradé et circulaire !

Bruce, it works for the brush alone, but it does not work as part of the brush changes in the gradient and circular filters!
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I would suggest that you create a new thread/idea request to add the erase functionality for the Wacom pen in those two modes. (I tried it myself and see what you mean.)
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Bruce,
On Mac, pressing ALT just switch to Erase if in Brush, and vice-versa if in Erase... NOo Fine-tip Mode scale as far as I know... Are you on Mac too...? What do I miss?
Thx!